MANILA, Philippines (AP) — America's top diplomat has shared a working lunch with the new Philippine president, who has criticized U.S. security policies and publicly made friendly overtures to China.
Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella says President Rodrigo Duterte and Secretary of State John Kerry discussed a range of issues Wednesday, including the South China Sea disputes, climate change and personal interests like motorcycles and hunting.
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims have reached the center of Ukraine's capital to finish their procession to the city's most revered monastery after their march was disrupted on Tuesday.
The procession by Ukrainian adherents of Russian Orthodoxy was prevented from entering the city on Tuesday after Ukraine's interior minister said grenades had been planted along the route. The believers completed their journey in buses Wednesday....
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive has refrained from calling for heavy fines against Spain and Portugal over budgetary breaches and sought instead to set "new fiscal paths" for the two countries.
The EU Commission could have called on member states to sanction the two nations — which would have been a first — for overspending on their budgets over the past years. Instead, it said there were attenuating circumstances. Fines could have gone as high as 0.2...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief on Wednesday urged the Indonesian government to abandon plans to execute more than a dozen people for drug offenses.
High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the U.N. Human Rights Office is "deeply concerned" by death penalty cases that lack transparency and compliance with the right to receive a fair trial, including the right to an appeal.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive has again chided the Polish government over its treatment of the country's top constitutional court, and is giving Warsaw three months to fix a series of perceived flaws or face sanctions.
EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans gave the Polish authorities recommendations to change the law on its Constitutional Tribunal to make sure that all citizens get essential democratic rights of protection.